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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694395/use-of-tolvaptan-in-patients-hospitalized-for-worsening-chronic-heart-failure-with-severe-hyponatremia-the-initial-experience-at-a-single-center-in-turkey
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Saim Sağ, Aysel Aydın Kaderli, Abdülmecit Yıldız, Bülent Cuma Gül, Bülent Özdemir, İbrahim Baran, Sümeyye Güllülü, Ali Aydınlar, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of tolvaptan for severe hyponatremia (SH) in hypervolemic heart failure (HF) patients within daily clinical practice. METHODS: We restrospectively reviewed our database on tolvaptan as an add-on treatment in hypervolemic patients admitted to our clinic due to deterioration of HF and having hyponatremia resistant to standard therapy. Severe hyponatremia was defined as serum sodium concentration ≤125 mEq/L...
July 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688559/an-evaluation-of-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-in-children-who-stutter-and-its-relationship-to-severity
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Nagihan Bilal, Selman Sarica, Ergül Belge Kurutas, Ebru Findikli, İsrafil Orhan, Erkan Oner, Adem Doganer, Saime Sagiroglu, Mehmet Akif Kilic
OBJECTIVES: Although there has been much research into the cause of stuttering, it has not yet been fully clarified. There is known to be a close relationship between stress severity and stuttering. The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of oxidative and nitrosative stress by comparing a stuttering group and a control group. It was also aimed to evaluate the relationship between the oxidative and nitrosative stress levels and the severity of the stutter. METHODS: The study included a total of 80 individuals, comprising a study group of 40 and a control group of 40...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681690/development-of-nutrient-rich-growing-media-with-hazelnut-husk-and-municipal-sewage-sludge
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Omer Hulusi Dede, Saim Ozdemir
In the present study, development of structurally stable, rich in nutrients and environmentally safe growing media was carried out by combining waste material: crop residue hazelnut husk and municipal sewage sludge. In order to achieve this goal, structurally stable lignocellulosic hazelnut husk (HH) residue was mixed with nutrient-rich sewage sludge (S) in various proportions: HH 100%; HH+S1 87.5% : 12.5%; HH+S2 75% : 2 5%; HH+S3 50% : 5 0%. Following composting, the key physical, chemical and microbiological properties of the growing media were characterized for long term ornamental nursery crops...
July 6, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666511/unilateral-external-ophthalmoplegia-arare-presentation-of-myasthenia-gravis
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Muhammad Saim Khan, Asad Habib, Imran Basit
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a disease of autoimmunity with variable and diverse clinical presentations. The target tissue is neuromuscular junction of skeletal muscles, where efficient nerve impulse transmission is hampered leading to less effective muscle contraction. Patients of MG usually present with bilateral ptosis, diplopia and fatigability, which may or may not coexist with generalised weakness, dysphagia and dysarthria. A46-year male presented with unilateral ptosis and diplopia. Except for unilateral moderate ptosis and restriction of extraocular movements, ocular and systemic examination was normal...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666510/homocystinuria-hc-and-neurofibromatosis-type-1-nf-1-an-unusual-presentation-in-a-child
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Muhammad Amer Yaqub, Muhammad Saim Khan, Asad Habib
Homocystinuria (HC) and neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1) are two genetically determined conditions with variable clinical manifestations. HC is a neurocutaneous autosomal recessive condition while NF-1 is an autosomal dominant phacomatosis. Both HC and NF-1 present with distinct systemic as well as ocular manifestations; however, vascular complications can occur in both the conditions. A9-year boy diagnosed case of HC along with other two siblings is reported here. He was referred by his paediatrician with decreased vision secondary to ectopia lentis...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650796/comparison-of-bovine-bone-autogenic-bone-mixture-versus-platelet-rich-fibrin-for-maxillary-sinus-grafting-histologic-and-histomorphologic-study
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Hakan Ocak, Nukhet Kutuk, Umut Demetoglu, Esra Balcıoglu, Saim Ozdamar, Alper Alkan
Numerous grafting materials have been used to augment the maxillary sinus floor for long-term stability and success for implant-supported prosthesis. To enhance bone formation, adjunctive blood-born growth factor sources have gained popularity during the recent years. The present study compared the use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and bovine-autogenous bone mixture for maxillary sinus floor elevation. A split-face model was used to apply 2 different filling materials for maxillary sinus floor elevation in 22 healthy adult sheep...
June 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647444/spot-urine-protein-to-creatinine-ratio-to-predict-the-magnitude-of-24-hour-total-proteinuria-in-preeclampsia-of-varying-severity
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Umran Kucukgoz Gulec, Mete Sucu, Fatma Tuncay Ozgunen, Selim Buyukkurt, Ahmet Baris Guzel, Saime Paydas
OBJECTIVE: The predictive value of spot urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (PCR) for estimating total 24-hour proteinuria in severe preeclampsia is unclear. This study aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of spot urine PCR for ascertaining the magnitude of proteinuria in women with preeclampsia of varying severity. METHODS: A total of 205 patients with prediagnosed preeclampsia were included in this prospective cohort study. Patients were allocated into one of the three groups categorized by severity of disease, as follows: gestational hypertension, group 1 (n = 41); preeclampsia, group 2 (n = 88); and severe preeclampsia, group 3 (n = 76)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640625/dust-effects-on-nucleation-kinetics-and-nanoparticle-product-size-distributions-illustrative-case-study-of-a-prototype-ir-0-n-transition-metal-nanoparticle-formation-system
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Saim Özkar, Richard G Finke
The question is addressed if dust is kinetically important in the nucleation and growth of Ir(0)n nanoparticles formed from [Bu4N]5Na3(1,5-COD)Ir(I)·P2W15Nb3O62 (hereafter [(COD)Ir·POM](8-)), reduced by H2 in propylene carbonate solvent. Following a concise review of the (often-neglected) literature addressing dust in nucleation phenomena dating back to the late 1800s, the nucleation and growth kinetics of the [(COD)Ir·POM](8-) precatalyst system are examined for the effects of 0.2 μm microfiltration of the solvent and precatalyst solution, of rinsing the glassware with that microfiltered solvent, of silanizing the glass reaction vessel, for the addition of <0...
June 22, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617147/therapy-for-wound-infections-after-earthquakes-requires-inclusion-of-drugs-targeting-gram-negative-bacteria
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Muhammed Bekçibaşı, Salih Hoşoğlu, Özcan Deveci, Saim Dayan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615133/platelet-rich-plasma-with-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-enhance-healing-of-full-thickness-wounds
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Jia Xian Law, Shiplu Roy Chowdhury, Aminuddin Bin Saim, Ruszymah Bt Hj Idrus
Advances in tissue engineering led to the development of various tissue-engineered skin substitutes (TESS) for the treatment of skin injuries. The majority of the autologous TESS required lengthy and costly cell expansion process to fabricate. In this study, we determine the possibility of using a low density of human skin cells suspended in platelet-rich plasma (PRP)-enriched medium to promote the healing of full-thickness skin wounds. To achieve this, full-thickness wounds of size 1.767 cm(2) were created at the dorsum part of nude mice and treated with keratinocytes (2 × 10(4) cells/cm(2)) and fibroblasts (3 × 10(4) cells/cm(2)) suspended in 10% PRP-enriched medium...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610405/the-investigation-of-polymorphisms-in-dna-repair-genes-xrcc1-ape1-and-xpd-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Gonca Gulbay, Elif Yesilada, Onder Celik, Saim Yologlu
Background: PCOS was reported to arise from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Some studies reported that women with PCOS have DNA damage and chromosome breakage. Such studies bring to mind the genes that are involved in DNA repairing. At present, several DNA repair genes and, as products of these genes, certain polymorphisms that alter the activity of proteins are known in the literature. The aim of this dissertation is to study the genomic instability that have been reported in PCOS cases along with the relationship between XRCC1 Arg194Trp, XRCC1 Arg399Gln, APE1 Asp148Glu, and XPD Lys751Gln polymorphisms in order to contribute to the pathogenesis of PCOS...
May 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523052/efficacy-of-brow-suspension-with-autogenous-fascia-lata-in-simple-congenital-ptosis
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Farhan Ali, Muhammad Saim Khan, Muhammad Sharjeel, Zaheer Ud Din, Bilal Murtaza, Asfandyar Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the mean change in interpalpebral fissure height and marginal reflex distance after brow suspension with autogenous fascia lata sling in patients of ptosis. METHODS: This was a Quasi experimental study conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Hospital, King Edwards Medical University Lahore, from Jan 2013 to June 2016. Included were the patients who had unilateral or bilateral ptosis with poor levator function (< 5 mm). Informed consent was obtained from all patients after explaining about the research project...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507362/visual-outcome-of-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-patients-residing-at-high-altitude
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Ahsan Mukhtar, Muhammad Saim Khan, Asad Habib, Mazhar Ishaq, Omer Farooq
OBJECTIVE: To study visual outcome in patients of high altitude retinopathy presenting with retinal venous occlusion. METHODS: The randomised clinical trial study was conducted at the Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from January 2013 to December 2015, and comprised eyes of lowlanders. Patients staying at high altitude (>8,000 feet above sea level) as part of their service duty and presented with retinal venous occlusive disease were included...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448477/evaluation-of-gelatin-tannate-against-symptoms-of-acute-diarrhea-in-pediatric-patients
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Eren Çağan, Saime Ceylan, Şenay Mengi, Havva Hasret Çağan
BACKGROUND Acute diarrhea is the second most common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in children aged ≤3 years. Some drugs (e.g., the mucoprotector gelatin tannate) plus a reduced osmolality oral rehydration solution (ORS) may effectively reduce symptom duration and severity. The current trial was therefore designed to assess the efficacy and safety of gelatin tannate in pediatric patients with acute diarrhea. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a randomized, controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, single-center study comparing gelatin tannate plus ORS (103 patients) with ORS plus placebo (100 patients) in children aged 3 months to 12 years with infectious or noninfectious acute diarrhea...
April 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438863/the-role-of-p16-and-mdm2-gene-polymorphisms-in-prolactinoma-mdm2-gene-polymorphisms-may-be-associated-with-tumor-shrinkage
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Seda Turgut, Muzaffer Ilhan, Saime Turan, Ozcan Karaman, Ilhan Yaylim, Ozlem Kucukhuseyin, Ertugrul Tasan
AIM: Prolactinomas are thought to arise from clonal expansion of a single mutated cell which is subjected to growth stimuli of several permissive factors, although the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying tumorigenesis remain unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the role of p16 (540C→G and 580C→T) and mouse double minute 2 (MDM2) (SNP309T→G) gene polymorphisms in tumorigenesis and characteristics of prolactinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 74 patients with prolactinoma and 100 age- and gender-matched healthy individuals were enrolled in the study...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379002/nanoparticle-nucleation-is-termolecular-in-metal-and-involves-hydrogen-evidence-for-a-kinetically-effective-nucleus-of-three-ir3h2x%C3%A2-p2w15nb3o62-6-in-ir-0-n-nanoparticle-formation-from-1-5-cod-ir-i-%C3%A2-p2w15nb3o62-8-plus-dihydrogen
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Saim Özkar, Richard G Finke
The nucleation process yielding Ir(0)∼300 nanoparticles from (Bu4N)5Na3[(1,5-COD)Ir·P2W15Nb3O62] (abbreviated hereafter as (COD)Ir·POM(8-), where POM(9-) = the polyoxometalate, P2W15Nb3O62(9-)) under H2 is investigated to learn the true molecularity, and hence the associated kinetically effective nucleus (KEN), for nanoparticle formation for the first time. Recent work with this prototype transition-metal nanoparticle formation system ( J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014 , 136 , 17601 - 17615 ) revealed that nucleation in this system is an apparent second-order in the precatalyst, A = (COD)Ir·POM(8-), not the higher order implied by classic nucleation theory and its nA ⇌ An, "critical nucleus", An concept...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367188/efficacy-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-combined-with-pan-retinal-photocoagulation-versus-panretinal-photocoagulation-alone-in-treatment-of-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Murtaza Sameen, Muhammad Saim Khan, Ahsan Mukhtar, Muhammad Amer Yaqub, Mazhar Ishaq
OBJECTIVE: To compare effectiveness of pan-retinal photocoagulation alone versus panretinal photocoagulation combined with intravitreal bevacizumab on visual acuity and central macular thickness in patients presenting with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: This Randomized controlled trial was carried out at Armed Forces Institute of ophthalmology, Pakistan from Jan 2016 to Aug 2016. Seventy six eyes of 50 patients having proliferative diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema were included in the study...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363841/aca-an-inhibitor-phospholipases-a2-and-transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-2-channels-attenuates-okadaic-acid-induced-neurodegeneration-in-rats
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Murat Cakir, Halil Duzova, Suat Tekin, Elif Taslıdere, Gul Busra Kaya, Yılmaz Cigremis, Tuba Ozgocer, Saim Yologlu
AIM: In recent studies, it has been shown that the Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin-2 Channels (TRPM2) and Phospholipases A2 (PLA2) inhibitors may have a protective effect on neurons. This study was aimed to investigate the protective effect of TRPM2 and PLA2 inhibitor N-(p-amylcinnamoyl) Anthranilic Acid (ACA) in a neurodegenerative model induced by Okadaic Acid (OKA). MAIN METHODS: OKA (200ng/10μl) was administered bilateral intracerebroventricularly as a single injection...
May 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345124/evaluation-of-cortical-brain-parenchyma-by-diffusion-and-perfusion-mri-before-and-after-chronic-subdural-hematoma-surgery
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Bekir Akgun, Hakan Cakin, Sait Ozturk, Hanefi Yildirim, Izzet Okcesiz, Saim Kazan, Fatih Serhat Erol
AIM: To evaluate microcirculatory changes in neighboring parenchyma as a result of pressure due to chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) in early and late periods after hematoma drainage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The subjects comprised 25 patients who underwent CSDH drainage. Brain diffusion and perfusion MRIs were obtained preoperatively, 48 h (early period) and 2 months (late period) postoperatively. Measurements were performed on 1 cm2 regions of interest in the neighboring parenchymal tissue...
February 21, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343625/the-effectiveness-of-kinesio-taping-on-pain-and-disability-in-cervical-myofascial-pain-syndrome
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Saime Ay, Hatice Ecem Konak, Deniz Evcik, Sibel Kibar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Kinesio Taping and sham Kinesio Taping on pain, pressure pain threshold, cervical range of motion, and disability in cervical myofascial pain syndrome patients (MPS). METHODS: This study was designed as a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study. Sixty-one patients with MPS were randomly assigned into two groups. Group 1 (n=31) was treated with Kinesio Taping and group 2 (n=30) was treated sham taping five times by intervals of 3 days for 15 days...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
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